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Had chronic neck pain. Now mainly in jaw left side. Pulls tongue to side. Aggravated. Self massage not helping. Laying down either. What should I do?

Had chronic neck pain. Now mainly in jaw left side. Pulls tongue to side. Aggravated. Self massage not helping. Laying down either. What should I do?

See dentist or M.D.: Sounds like you may have TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome). You can try taking some anti-inflammatory medications regularly for a few weeks, but it would also be a good idea to see your doctor or dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Is it safe to self-massage lower abdomen for chronic constipation relief? (Not sure if it helps but would like to try if little risk of perforation

Is it safe to self-massage lower abdomen for chronic constipation relief? (Not sure if it helps but would like to try if little risk of perforation

If medical condition: is ruled out by your doc it is ok. Just be sure to massage in a clock-wise direction. Pease and good health. There is a Chinese medicine product called Cholinex, which has rhubarb in it that can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Does self fertility massage work?

Does self fertility massage work?

Reduces Stress...: There's no scientific evidence that massage improves fertility and increases pregnancy rates. But at least one study showed that the hands-on bodywork can dial down your anxiety level. Since stress has been shown to interfere with getting pregnant, it makes sense that reducing stress through massage could — theoretically — improve your odds of conceiving. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Started self breast massage - is 15 min daily ok? Should I do more? I've read it firms them more, true? And massaging now help future breast feeding?

Started self breast massage - is 15 min daily ok? Should I do more? I've read it firms them more, true? And massaging now help future breast feeding?

Female Sexuality: There would be no health benefit to daily breast massage. There is also no negative health consequences. But, other than that this would be considered parti of your sexual choices and medicine would have no further opinion. There is no harm in this. ...Read more

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Does self breast massage help with hormone balance? I usually do it until i ovulate and then after period. Is there any lubricant to avoid on breasts?

Does self breast massage help with hormone balance? I usually do it until i ovulate and then after period. Is there any lubricant to avoid on breasts?

No harm done: I doubt that you can balance your hormones by doing what you are doing, but it does not harm. You can use any oil or lubricant which has a nice scent and is not too oily. ...Read more